Patricia Hurlburt, B.S.

Patty is a dedicated music teacher, who founded Creative Music to serve the town of Madison and the surrounding towns circa 1987.


She will teach general music to all classes, preK-8 and will direct OLM Prep’s elementary and middle school band. She regularly joins with other musicians to share ideas, and share in performances together. Patty grew up in NY State surrounded by music and pursued her musical interest at SUNY Onondaga and furthered her education at Barrington College in Rhode Island (Gordon College).

Her first official music employment was with the New Bedford Public Schools in MA.  She then relocated to CT working with Future Musicians teaching in area Catholic Schools. At that same time, she began her own business, Creative Music Studios, serving private instrumental students, and bringing the joy and fun of music to over twenty preschools on the shoreline. She regularly joins with other musicians to share ideas, and share in performances together.  She is currently involved with Sonic Boom, a classic/progressive rock band.  She loves writing songs and background music for theater. She also serves in area churches leading worship.

Patricia is excited to be at OLM Prep to meet the students and share her enthusiasm for music. She is looking forward to teaching pitch, rhythm, tone color, and more to the younger students through World and American music. For the older students, applications such as; bucket drumming, instruments, composition and fun activities will bring new discoveries and enhance learning. She enjoys teaching and hopes to inspire the students to appreciate music and grow in their expression. She will be the music director for the Spring Musical Production.

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Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy

20 Island Avenue

Madison, Connecticut 06443


Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory Academy (OLM Prep) is an independent, Catholic-based, co-ed

school for grades Pre-K through 8 located on the shoreline in Madison, CT. Our school welcomes all faiths.


We serve the towns of Branford, Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, East Lyme, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Killingworth, Madison, North Branford, Old Saybrook, Westbrook and other surrounding Connecticut communities. 

Our Lady of Mercy Preparatory School does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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